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. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sticky notes on everyone that was in there, eating a turkey sandwich, and watching spongebob. >> reporter: at the site of the standoff, federal bomb technicians are searching for possible explosives. as details emerge, we're learning the fbi operation to free ethan was calculated, meticulous, and daring. >> i thought that the fbi action yesterday was exemplary, and as i think more details are shared, you will understand why i use the word exemplary. >> reporter: we now know that five days into the standoff, while 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage underground, police say their daily negotiatio
? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
are reportedly questioning 15 people in connection with the killing of a new york city woman there. our chief foreign correspondent is live in istanbul. >>> what police are saying is the 33-year-old won sarai sierra came for a two-week holiday. it was her first trip outside the united states. she was supposed to come with a girlfriend. the girlfriend backed out. during the trip she was in regular contact with her family. no indication that anything was going wrong. then on january 21st, the day she was supposed to be leaving, she disappeared. she never arrived at the airport. her rented apartment where she was staying here still had her things in it. a closed-circuit television camera showed her walking alone. and then she was gone for two weeks. no one had any idea what happened to her. last night police found her body dumped here the palace very close to the ramparts of the old city. police say she died from a blunt force trauma to the head. family members are trying to find answers, trying to find out what happened to her. they have not spoken to the media. we are told they are too emotion
that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal, not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they are still communicating wit
. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. federal agents spent park of the night checking the scene for possible explosives. federal law enforcement officials tell nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker, and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was holding a 5-year-old, known only as ethan, captive. >> very special child. he has been through a lot. he has endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, >> reporter: the two spent 143 hours in the underground shelter, stocked with supplies. law enforcement officials watching closely every minute from the ground and the air, using small, unmanned aircraft. based on sketches from a neighbor who says he was once inside dykes' bunker, we now know the shelter had a hatch and ladder and pvc pipe that, at times was used to communicate with dykes actually ran sideways, 50 yards under ground to
that was in there. eating a turkey sandwich and watching spongebob. >> reporter: tuesday night in midland city, the community came together for an early birthday celebration. ethan turned 6 on wednesday. >>> senate democrats on a retreat in maryland will get a visit from the president today as he rallies support for his second-term budget, including a request to delay automatic spending. nbc tracie potts has reaction from republicans and the latest nonpartisan budget forecast. good morning. >> richard, good morning. make that $85 billion worth of automatic spending cuts. the president says while congress works on a permanent budget, they need to delay these cuts by passing another temporary fix. but republicans really want to focus on spending cuts, not nearly enough of them, they say. also this morning, we have word from the nonpartisan congressional budget office that for the first time since president obama has been in office, we can see a deficit under $1 trillion. $884 billion is what they are suggesting. they think unemployment will go up through the next couple of years, but federal rev
, 148 feet in diameter with a mast of a cruise ship, enough to level a city, but not to worry, nasa knows exactly where it's heading and it's not going to hit us. >>> a young woman in florida learned her lesson about showing respect for the court. 18-year-old pen nellpy soto got slapped with a $5,000 fine and dismissed. but her attitude wasn't con trite enough for the judge. >> adios. >> come back, ma'am. come back. come back. give me the paper again. >> it will be 10,000. >> are you serious? >> i am serious. adios. >> already hit with a $10,000 fine you would think she would know the judge would get ticked off with he gets flipped off so he taught her another lesson. >> come back again. >> bring her back again. >> i believe i heard you saying to -- >> yes, i did -- >> i believe did you say -- >> did you say that? >> yes, sir. >> you did say that? contempt, 30 days in the county jail. >> he showed her and in case you were wondering, yes he is very serious and taught her a good hard lesson. 7:15 on the west coast. back over to savannah and matt and al. >> getting a confession there i
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